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The WJON Morning NewsWatch

Jay Caldwell will get you set for the day with the WJON Morning NewsWatch.  Local and regional news with Jim Maurice.  National and world news with ABC Radio News.   And much more — every weekday morning, 5-9.

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M-F 5:00 am - 10:00 am

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St. Cloud VA Medical Center, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
St. Cloud VA Medical Center, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Voices For Veterans; What is the Veterans Choice Card [AUDIO]

This week on our Voices For Veterans segment I talked with Barry Venable (Public Affairs Officer) and Dave Hintgen (Business Manager) at the St. Cloud V.A. The discussion today was about the Veterans Choice Card.

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Photo - Jay Caldwell
Photo - Jay Caldwell
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Kids Speak; 6th Graders at South Junior High [AUDIO]

This week on WJON I talked with 6th graders from South Junior High in St. Cloud. The conversations were about Christmas, school, social media and more.

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Joe Bielawa
Joe Bielawa
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High School Sports Schedule Tonight

The High School sports schedule tonight includes the following:

Boys Hockey:
Cathedral at Fergus Falls
Sauk Rapids-Rice at Sartell-St. Stephen
River Lakes at Willmar

Girls Hockey:
Fergus Falls at St. Cloud Icebreakers
Minneapolis S

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Category: Sports
Getty Images
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Gophers’ Walker Gets Big Ten Honor; SCSU, CSB Honor too

Gopher basketball center Maurice Walker is the Big Ten's player of the week. He received the honor Monday after averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in a pair of Gopher wins over North Dakota and Southern last week.

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Category: Sports
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WJON Question of the Week; Memorable Toy?

WJON's Question of the Week is asking you to recall a memorable toy you gave or received. It could be a Christmas gift like a bb-gun or a doll house. Let me know by calling 320-252-5852 between 9:10-10, email jay@wjon.com or comment on facebook.

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Photo - Ashli Gerdes
Photo - Ashli Gerdes
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Stump the Panel Podcast; The First Indoor Mall Was Where? [AUDIO]

If you missed this week's Stump the Panel you are in luck because the podcast is available here. Learn where the first indoor shopping mall was built, who played the 1 arm man from the old "Fugitive" TV series and more.

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Ashli Gerdes
Ashli Gerdes
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Winter Nights and Lights Parade Saturday in St. Cloud [AUDIO]

The Capital One 360 Winter Nights and Lights Parade will take place in St. Cloud Saturday December 13 at 5pm. The parade will begin at the St. Cloud Library and finish at the Rivers Edge Convention Center.

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Sartell Mayor Joe Perske
Photo by Adam Ulbricht
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Sartell’s Perske Talks Pinecone Road Improvements [AUDIO]

Sartell Mayor Joe Perkse was my guest today on WJON. He talked about the proposed Pinecone Road improvements. Joe discussed the discussions on adding round-a-bouts at some intersections and road improvements including resurfacing. The Mayor also discussed the possibility of new business in the city.

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Photo - Jay Caldwell
Photo - Jay Caldwell
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Kids Speak; 1st Graders at Mississippi Heights [AUDIO]

This week I talked with 1st graders from Mississippi Heights Elementary in Sauk Rapids. The topics included Christmas, what they've learned in 1st grade, what they like doing in the snow and more.

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Upgraded Tech Media Center. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
Upgraded Tech Media Center. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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2-Cent Tuesday; Thoughts on Tech High School [AUDIO]

Today on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday topics included the potential building of a new Tech High School. Suggestions varied from repairing the current Tech building, to getting sponsorship for a new building to help pay for it and the tearing down the old Tech because of its sustainability.

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